Family dance parties are one of my favorite no-cost activities and popular country line dances are especially fun to do together. Like other popular line dances, they’re repetitive, fairly easy for dancers of any level or age to do, and leave lots of room for creative adaptations.
Line dances have a huge popularity here in the United States. While some people tend to replicate the original line dances, others just get more creative and think about making their own steps. No matter which one you prefer, they can both be quite amusing and you can even do some great games involving kids as well. And the best thing of all – you’ll all get up off the couch and get moving. And laughing… a lot.
So, here are 5 of the most popular line dances in the United States that are perfect for family fun:
#1: Watermelon Crawl Country Line Dance
The Watermelon Crawl Country Line Dance is a very classic line dance. This one is really fun to do with lots fancy footwork and changes in movement tempo.
#2: Copperhead Road Line Dance
The Copperhead Road Line Dance is so popular that are multiple variations. While some tend to keep the most traditional steps, others are a bit more creative. In this video, you’re going to see one of the most common versions of this popular line dance.
#3: Cowboy Boogie Line Dance
One of the best things about the Cowboy Boogie Line Dance is that it actually is done to several different songs. And depending on where you live at or the bars that you usually go to, the Cowboy Boogie Line Dance may be slower or faster. So, you can start by training with the slower songs first and once you get the hang of it, go for the faster songs.
#4: Achy Breaky Heart
Even if you aren’t a country music fan, you know this song. Billy Ray Cyrus ignited the country line dancing phenomenon with this hit. Your kids will get a kick out of dancing to Miley’s dad’s music.
#5: Boot Scootin’ Boogie
Boot Scootin’ Boogie is a country line dance classic. Like Copperhead Road, there are lots of variations, but the one in the video above is the most popular and most basic. If you’re ever going to try and take your country line dancing skills public, don’t show up on the dance floor if you don’t know this one.
I hope your family has a great time learning and doing these dances together. For even more family dance party inspiration, check out “Popular Line Dances All Moms Should Know.” That list contains several non-country line dances that your kids probably already know.